Hi. My name is Jack Berne. I am ten years old and I am in Year 4 at St John the Baptist Primary School at Freshwater.
We have been learning about the drought and the Farmers and I heard that there are kids that are skipping school to help out on their farms. Kids that are our age!
My school mates and I want to fundraise for the Farmers - "A fiver for a Farmer" - but we need your help!
Here is the idea. We are going to get dressed up as farmers and bring in a fiver to raise awareness and funds. If we can raise some money, I think we can all feel better about helping our mates on the farms!
Following record dry conditions, Farmers in rural Australia are in dire straights. As costs spiral and conditions worsen, even putting food on the table is becoming too hard for some families.
Let's band together and show them we care because if we don't help them, who will? It's all of our future.
Join the movement! On August 13th, we are asking all school kids across Australia to dress as Farmers, bring in five dollars to donate to drought relief and help change the future of Aussie Farmers.